Politico: For the first time in months, House Republicans are facing no immediate cataclysmic deadlines, and GOP leaders are struggling to come up with an agenda to fill the 19 legislative days that are left in 2013.Without an Obamacare windmill to joust with, they got nothing. The Republican Party now stands for one thing -- fighting Democrats. And when they have to put that one thing aside, they become legitimately confused. It's not like the nation has no problems to address, but that the GOP is a party without any ideas of their own. They've become so entirely reactionary that it seems impossible for them to think for themselves and come up with new ideas. Proaction is beyond their abilities or understanding. They need Democratic ideas to tell them what they're against. Without anything to obstruct, they're rudderless.
Need evidence? The House votes Monday evening and will finish its work week Wednesday. After that, the House is out of session until Nov. 12. Internally, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and senior Republicans aren’t discussing coming back early from the scheduled recess, but instead, they are wondering if they’ll cancel some of the remaining days in session.
In fact, it's so bad that one of their big ideas in the period of Obamacare truce is to fight Obamacare. Seriously...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]